AlsaMixer tries to be poetic

I've just unplugged my Audigy 2 NX from my laptop, not noticing that alsamixer was still running.

When switching to the terminal it was running, I was greeted with:

In the midst of the word he was trying to say,
In the midst of his laughter and glee,
He had softly and suddenly vanished away---
For the Snark was a Boojum, you see.

(Lewis Carroll, "The Hunting of the Snark")

The sound device was unplugged.
Press F6 to select another sound card.

Someone did have too much time...